Helena Smit, 1720

Name
Helena /Smit/
Given names
Helena
Surname
Smit
Name
Helena /Burger/
Type
married name
Birth about 1720 25 20

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c1.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAdriana Tol
February 15, 1729 (aged 9 years)
Citation details: p302
MarriageBarend BurgerView this family
September 10, 1741 (aged 21 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1.
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c1.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 34 years)

Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 35 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: [Wikipedia](https:…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childWillem van RensburgHester BurgerView this family
April 18, 1762 (aged 42 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p331, b4c1.
Baptism of a granddaughterHelena Jacoba van Rensburg
February 10, 1764 (aged 44 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p332, b4c1d2.
MarriageBartholomeus van der VyverView this family
August 16, 1772 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c1.
Marriage of a childWillem BurgerMaria Susanna du ToitView this family
May 30, 1773 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Citation details: du Toit, p249, a1b5c4d2.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Johannes Burger
April 10, 1774 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e1.
Death of a fatherAlewijn Smit de oude
about 1774 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Marriage of a childBarend Johannes BurgerAnna du ToitView this family
October 8, 1775 (aged 55 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d4.
Citation details: du Toit, p260, a1b5c8d1.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 56 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Elizabeth Burger
September 29, 1776 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterSusanna Sophia Burger
April 5, 1777 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d4e1.
Marriage of a childSchalk Jacobus BurgerHester Aletta VorsterView this family
May 25, 1777 (aged 57 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3.
Citation details: p30, no 14
Text:

25 May 1777 1777, den 25 Maij Schalk Jacobus Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, status: jongman occupation: burger aan Stellenbosch met Hester Aletta Vorster van Cabo voorn', status: Weduwe wijlen Willem van Heerden

Citation details: Death notice: Alwyn Petrus BURGER (1858), MOOC 6/9/83 #5261/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSW5-L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1269 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: b5c2
Baptism of a granddaughterWilhelmina Maria Burger
December 25, 1777 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e3.
Death of a motherHester Bekker
January 11, 1778 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Marriage of a childDavid van RensburgElsie Sophia BurgerView this family
July 14, 1778 (aged 58 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p350, b6c2.
Marriage of a childAlewyn Petrus BurgerSusanna Catharina van der MerweView this family
August 15, 1779 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5.
Baptism of a granddaughterHelena Jacoba Burger
September 5, 1779 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e1.
Birth of a grandsonBarend Bartholomeus Burger
about 1780 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: b5c2
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterHester Helena Burger
May 28, 1780 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5e1.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 60 years)

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: [Wikipedia](https:/…

French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 60 years)

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikip…

The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Margaretha Burger
April 8, 1781 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e4.
Baptism of a granddaughterElise Sophia Burger
December 23, 1781 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5e2.
Birth of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus Burger
calculated June 6, 1782 (aged 62 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Andreas Bartholomeus BURGER (1842), MOOC 6/9/25 #5360/1842, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQYY-S?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 September 2017), 007844936 > image 1393 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 31 Dec 2018
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus Burger
September 22, 1782 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Baptism of a granddaughterDorothea Maria Burger
October 5, 1783 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e3.
Marriage of a granddaughterPieter JoosteHelena Jacoba van RensburgView this family
September 19, 1784 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p332, b4c1d2.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Burger
September 26, 1784 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e6.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Maria van Rensburg
November 21, 1784 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p352, b6c2d3.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 64 years)

Note: Consequence of signing the [Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Pa…

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783). Source: Wikipedia

Baptism of a grandsonAlewyn Petrus Burger
January 30, 1785 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5e3.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willemse Burger
May 6, 1787 (aged 67 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e4.
Marriage of a childWillem BurgerJudith Catharina GrundlinghView this family
May 6, 1787 (aged 67 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Birth of a grandsonWillem Jacobus Burger
between October 1787 and September 1787 (aged 67 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e7.
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus BURGERS (1852), MOOC 6/9/60 #1710, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-H3H?mode=g&i=1612&cat=331262 image 1613/2173 : accessed 11 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Based on age at death
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Jacobus Burger
September 25, 1788 (aged 68 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e7.
Baptism of a grandsonAlwyn Petrus Burger
November 26, 1788 (aged 68 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e5.
Birth of a grandsonAlwyn Petrus Burger
1788 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: p347, b5c6.
Citation details: Death notice: Alwyn Petrus BURGER (1858), MOOC 6/9/83 #5261/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSW5-L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1269 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Johannes Burger
April 26, 1789 (aged 69 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e8.
Baptism of a granddaughterHesther Catharina Burger
October 24, 1790 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e6.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Petrus Alwyn Burger
October 23, 1791 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e9.
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Petrus Burger
September 30, 1792 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e7.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Jacobus Burger
August 18, 1793 (aged 73 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e8.
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1793-1877), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I177&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Jacobus BurgerMagdalena Elizabeth BurgerView this family
October 27, 1793 (aged 73 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Elizabeth Burger
November 16, 1794 (aged 74 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e9.
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 75 years)

Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in. The start of free trade was announced. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 77 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Burger
May 2, 1797 (aged 77 years)

Citation details: p348, b5c7.
Death of a sisterDorothea Maria Smit
after May 1797 (aged 77 years)

Citation details: Vorster, p92, b3.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Burger
July 7, 1797 (aged 77 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e10.
Text:

~ 24.9.1797

Citation details: p348, b5c7.
Citation details: p349, no 125
Text:

Anna Sophia Baptised: 1797, den 24 Septbr Father: Schalk Jacobus Burger Mother: Hester Aletta Voster Witnesses: Schalk Willem Burger, Dorothea Burger

Additional notes: transcriber: baptism date not written in, assumed to be the same as the previously recorded baptismal date

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 79 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Marriage of a childAlewyn Petrus BurgerHester Susanna JordaanView this family
October 5, 1800 (aged 80 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5.
Citation details: Jordaan, p143, b3c1d12.
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Bartholomeus BurgerRachel Maria DippenaarView this family
October 4, 1801 (aged 81 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p252, b4c5d1e1.
Citation details: b5c2
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e2.
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Jacoba Maria BURGER (1884), MOOC 6/9/207 #8335/1884, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-HSZM-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ1%3A1598082390 : 12 September 2017), 007844953 > image 548 of 2154; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Magdalena BURGER (1903), MOOC 6/9/182 #2779/1903, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-S37G-M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SCV%3A1598082359 : 12 June 2018), 007844465 > image 1444 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Rachel Maria DIPPENAAR (1857), MOOC 6/9/79 #4569/1857, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSCV-M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 28 September 2018), 007844939 > image 543 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Marriage of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus BurgerElise Sophia BurgerView this family
November 6, 1803 (aged 83 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Marriage of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus BurgerElise Sophia BurgerView this family
November 6, 1803 (aged 83 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Bartholomeus BurgerJacomina Elizabeth JordaanView this family
December 1807 (aged 87 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c1d5e4.
Citation details: Jordaan, p140, b3c1d1e1.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 89 years)

Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org…

A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a grandsonAlwyn Petrus BurgerMaria Magdalena DippenaarView this family
September 13, 1812 (aged 92 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Aletta BURGER (1888), MOOC 6/9/260 #1698/1888, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=231229 : accessed 1 June 2016
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e5.
Citation details: b5c5
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Magdelina DIPPENAAR, MOOC 6/9/156 #3159, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=229591 : accessed 24 Oct 2015
Citation details: p347, b5c6.
Text:

Alwyn Jacobus (later Alwyn Petrus)

Citation details: Marriage: Alewijn Jacobus BURGER and Maria Magdalena DIPPENAAR (1812), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDBQ?i=68&cat=959223 : accessed 2 Feb 2019
Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Johannes BurgerJohanna Elizabeth BurgerView this family
September 20, 1812 (aged 92 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e9.
Citation details: Marriage: Schalk Johannes BURGER and Anna Elisabeth BURGER (1812), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDBQ?i=68&cat=959223 : accessed 2 Feb 2019
Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Johannes BurgerJohanna Elizabeth BurgerView this family
September 20, 1812 (aged 92 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e9.
Citation details: Marriage: Schalk Johannes BURGER and Anna Elisabeth BURGER (1812), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDBQ?i=68&cat=959223 : accessed 2 Feb 2019
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 92 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a grandsonAlwyn Jacobus DippenaarAnna Sophia BurgerView this family
May 30, 1813 (aged 93 years)
Citation details: p348, b5c7.
Citation details: Marriage: Alewijn Jacobus DIPPENAAR and Anna Sophia BURGER (1813), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDTR?i=71&cat=959223 : accessed 2 Feb 2019
Death of a brotherAndries Adriaan Smit
September 23, 1814 (aged 94 years)
Citation details: Smit, p440, a4b6c10.
Marriage of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus BurgerMaartje Sophia van HeerdenView this family
October 30, 1815 (aged 95 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Citation details: Marriage: Andries Bartholomeus BURGER and Maartje Sophia VAN HEERDEN (1815), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDR2?i=80&cat=959223 : accessed 3 Feb 2019
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 95 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Marriage of a grandsonWillem Jacobus BurgerGeertruy Jacoba PienaarView this family
May 18, 1817 (aged 97 years)
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1793-1877), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I177&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Marriage of a grandsonJacobus Petrus Alwyn BurgerAnna Catharina SalomonseView this family
January 4, 1818 (aged 98 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e9.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus Petrus Alewijn BURGER and Anna Catharina SALOMONSE (1818), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDPN?i=91&cat=959223 : accessed 3 Feb 2019
Marriage of a granddaughterPetrus Pieter van den BergAnna Maria van RensburgView this family
May 3, 1818 (aged 98 years)
Citation details: Berg, p225, a3b1c6d10.
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p352, b6c2d3.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 98 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a grandsonJacobus Petrus Alwyn BurgerAnna Maria BurgerView this family
November 5, 1820 (aged 100 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e2f1.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 100 years)

Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the *Nautilus* and the *Cha…

17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus BurgerElsie Johanna van der MerweView this family
April 8, 1822 (aged 102 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Citation details: Death notice: Andreas Bartholomeus BURGER (1842), MOOC 6/9/25 #5360/1842, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQYY-S?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 September 2017), 007844936 > image 1393 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 31 Dec 2018
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 105 years)

Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: *Rijsksdaalder*) is converted into the British sterling. Source: [Wikipedia](http…

Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a grandsonAlwyn Petrus BurgerHendrina Petronella VorsterView this family
about 1831 (aged 111 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e5.
Note: Marriage date estimated from childrens birth dates
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 115 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death
Yes